My brother and I grew up pretty poor. My mother would shop and buy food (meats, fruits, and vegetables), at a deep discount because the items were all nearly spoiled: brown, wilted and spotted. When she purchased packaged and can goods, she always search through the packages which were dented or damaged. She would always say… “It’s still good.” and “I can still use this.” And she always did… she took items that some would consider trash and made gourmet meals with them. After all, she was trained in the kitchen by chefs in Vietnam and any ingredient given to a master craftsman, like her, always became a part of something great.
Some of you are thinking the same thing about yourself. You think you’re rotten, dirty, broken and useless. Some of you have even been told those things in your lives but just like those ingredients my mom purchased, God is saying that “You’re still good.” and “He can still use you.” God is more than just a skilled craftsman, He is the Craftsman. If you allow Him to use you, He will make you a part of something great. Be blessed!